CityLit Project and The Enoch Pratt Free Library present acclaimed poet Claudia Rankine, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and Forward Prize winner for Citizen: An American Lyric as part of that conversation. Citizen--a mixture of poetry and essays on race and social justice--has been called a "brilliant, disabusing work that reminds us moving on is not synonymous with leaving behind" (The New Yorker). Ms. Rankine will make two free appearances in a celebration of National Poetry Month and in reflection upon the anniversary of last April's protests in Baltimore. The first for reading and conversation on Friday evening April 15 at 7pm at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, and again on Saturday morning, April 16 at 10:30 am at The Enoch Pratt Free Library's Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, with young West Baltimore writers led by DewMore Baltimore and hosted by Reggie Harris of Poets House in New York. CityLit Festival is presented by CityLit Project and Enoch Pratt Free Library, and is made possible in part by a Humanities Fund for Baltimore grant from the Maryland Humanities Council. Claudia Rankine appearance at MICA presented by CityLit Project, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Maryland Institute College of Art.